Match No. 672 - Saturday, 25th May 1991

  • Assist: Stuart Pearce. "Lineker had put England ahead after 15 minutes, running in late to meet a prodigious free-kick from Pearce and glancing the ball past Goycochea." Gary Lineker40th of 48 goals, 16'
  • Assist: Stuart Pearce. Achipped cross from Pearce from the left finds an unmarked Platt driving in from the centre. He leaps and nods the ball past Goycochea's left hand into the bottom left of the net. "England' second goal, whch was Platt's third in two matches, was another of his impressive headers, after [a] centre from Pearce..." David Platt7th of 27 goals, 50'
    • 1
    • David SeamanArsenal, 7th of 75 caps
      27 years, 8 months, 6 days
    • 2
    • Lee DixonArsenal, 8th of 22 caps
      27 years, 2 months, 8 days
    • 3
    • Stuart PearceNotts Forest, 37th of 78 caps
      29 years, 1 month, 1 day
    • 4
    • David BattyLeeds, 2nd of 42 caps
      22 years, 5 months, 23 days
    • 5
    • Des WalkerNotts Forest, 32nd of 59 caps
      25 years, 5 months, 29 days
    • 6
    • Mark WrightDerby, 37th of 45 caps
      27 years, 9 months, 24 days
    • 7
    • David PlattAston Villa, 18th of 62 caps
      24 years, 11 month, 15 days
    • 8
    • Geoff ThomasPalace, 3rd of 9 caps
      26 years, 9 months, 20 days
    • 9
    • Alan SmithArsenal, 7th of 13 caps
      28 years, 6 months, 4 days
    • 10
    • Gary LinekerSpurs, 65th of 80 caps
      30 years, 5 months, 25 days
      (c)5th captaincy
    • 11
    • John BarnesLiverpool, 65th of 79 caps
      27 years, 6 months, 18 days
    • 63'
    • 16
    • Nigel CloughNotts Forest, 2nd of 14 caps
      25 years, 2 months, 6 days
    • 63'
  • Claudio García, 66'
  • Darío Franco, 71'
    • 1
    • Sergio GoycocheaSergio Javier Goycochea.
      Born 17th Oct 1963, Zarate.
    • 2
    • Sergio VázquezSergio Fabián Vázquez.
      Born 23rd Nov 1965, Bueons Aires.
    • 3
    • Carlos EnriqueCarlos Alberto Enrique.
      Born 12th Dec 1963, Adrogue.
    • 4
    • Fabián BasualdoFabián Basualdo.
      Born 26th Feb 1964, Rosario.
    • 5
    • Fernando GamboaFernando Andrés Gamboa.
      Born 28th Oct 1970, Marcos Juarez.
    • 6
    • Oscar RuggeriOscar Alfredo Ruggeri.
      Born 26th Jan 1962, Cordoba.
      (c)
    • 7
    • Claudio GarcíaClaudio García.
      Born 24th Aug 1963, Buenos Aires.
      90'
    • 8
    • Darío FrancoDarío Javier Franco Gatti.
      Born 17th Jan 1969, Cruz Alta.
    • 9
    • Diego SimeoneDiego Pablo Simeone.
      Born 28th Apr 1970, Buenos Aires.
    • 10
    • Germán MartellottoGermán Ricardo Martellotto Rolfo.
      Born 6th Nov 1962, Cordoba.
    • 59'
    • 11
    • Ariel BoldriniAriel Eduardo Boldrini.
      Born 28th Jul 1965.
    • 17
    • Antonio MohamedRicardo Antonio Mohamed Matijevich.
      Born 2nd Apr 1970, Buenos Aires.
    • 59'

Notes

  • Tournament InfoEngland win the Challenge Cup. The other match ended Argentina 1 USSR 1.

Sources

  • Wembley - The Complete Record 1923 - 2000 by Glen Isherwood (Sports Books 2006)
  • YouTube
  • England: The Complete Post-War Record by Mike Payne (Breedon Books Publishing Company 1993)
  • soccernostalgia.blogspot.co.uk
  • The Guardian "Too much spit, not enough polish", Monday 27th May 1991, page 17.

Managers

Referee

  • Yugoslavia Zoran Petrovic

Attendance

  • 44,497

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • No change in rank, losing -8 ranking points to 1992 points England - 3rd
  • Argentina - 11th

England Challenge Cup

    •  
    • Pts
    • GD
    • L
    • D
    • W
    • P
    • England
    • 3
    • +2
    • 0
    • 1
    • 1
    • 2
    • Argentina
    • 2
    • 0
    • 0
    • 2
    • 0
    • 2
    • USSR
    • 1
    • -2
    • 1
    • 1
    • 0
    • 2
    • Final Standings.